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History

1948

1948

While at UW-Madison, Don Evans opens Evans Plastics and buys first plastic injection molding machine
1951

1951

Don Evans partners with his brother-in-law to form Evans-Zeier Plastics; opening the doors with four plastic injection molding machines and a tool shop to build molds

Evans-Zeier Plastics produces first plastic refrigerator components (knobs and corners) and thermoformed door liners
1956

1956

Ray-O-Vac contracts with Evans-Zeier plastics to build a 300-cavity mold for an AA battery seal designed to provide a watertight seal and prevent electrical leakage from batteries.
1964

1964

After selling his share of the business to his brother in law, Don and his wife, Joan, open EVCO Plastics, and build 1,200 square-foot facility in DeForest, Wisconsin
1976

1976

EVCO Plastics opens a mold building and plastic injection molding facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1981

1981

Dale Evans, one of Don and Joan’s three sons employed by EVCO Plastics, becomes COO and over takes the day-to-day operations
1984

1984

To better serve one of its largest customers, EVCO Plastics builds a 34,000 square-foot plastic injection molding manufacturing and mold building facility in Calhoun, Georgia
1985

1985

EVCO Plastics opens a new facility in DeForest, Wisconsin to handle their new Office Products Division
1989

1989

EVCO Plastics AMP (Automated Molding Plant) is built in DeForest, Wisconsin

EVCO Plastics enters into a joint venture agreement in Shenzhen, China, operating under the name NE Mould, with low cost design and mold building capabilities
1991

1991

Dale Evans is named president of EVCO Plastics

Gas-assist injection molding and in-mold decorating are added to EVCO Plastics manufacturing technologies
1996

1996

EVCO Plastics sells the Office Products Division and builds EVCO MED (Medical & Electronic Devices), a 34,000 square-foot Class 100,000 clean room molding facility in DeForest, Wisconsin
1998

1998

EVCO Plastics purchases Nevada Tool and Die, a Reno-based manufacturing and mold building plant that specializes in molding appliance parts and cosmetic packaging
2000

2000

EVCO Plastics opens facility in Shenzhen China for mold sampling, capability studies and production runs
2001

2001

EVCO Plastics de Mexico is opened in Monterrey, Mexico specializing in contract manufacturing
2003

2003

With continued growth, EVCO Plastics builds a new facility to double its size in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and adds a new 3,300 ton plastic injection molding machine for large part molding

EVCO Plastics enters new markets with its QLT (Quick Lead Time) technologies, in some instances capable of 48-hour turnaround from design to tooling to production

Plastics News ranks EVCO Plastics in their list of Top 100 Plastic Injection Molders
2004

2004

EVCO Plastics expanded their facility in Shenzhen China to 73,000 square feet
2005

2005

Opened second facility in Mexico, located in Monterrey, Mexico, with 14 plastic injection molding machines up to 220 ton, 45,000 square feet, vacuum metalizing and painting
2007

2007

Opened third facility in Mexico, located in Juarez, Mexico – new 67,000 square-foot facility with 16 injection molding machines - up to 3,000 ton and room for expansion
2009

2009

Doubled the size of EVCO Plastics facility in Calhoun Georgia to 70,000 square feet and added a new coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) to meet the needs of increased production
2011

2011

Purchased a new Kitamura machining center for EVCO Plastics facility in DeForest Wisconsin to expand capabilities for building large plastic injection molds in-house
2012

2012

Added 30,000 square feet of additional manufacturing and warehouse space to EVCO Plastics facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin